HelloFresh Canada Review: Portobello Mushroom Stew

HelloFresh Canada delivers fresh ingredients and healthy, chef-curated recipes based on seasonal farm fresh ingredients straight to your doorstep each week. Every week HelloFresh members choose three meals from a selection of award-winning, constantly-changing recipes (say goodbye to recipe boredom!). They kindly sent us this box for review.

When choosing this week’s HelloFresh Canada recipes I had one thing in mind……cozy comfort foods. It’s quite cold where I live and we had our first snowfall of this season 2 days ago which means I want to cozy up on the couch, light the fire and cook yummy meals. This Portobello Mushroom Stew has comfort food written all over it, so it was at the top of my list for this week’s meal picks.

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HelloFresh Canada has three meal plans to choose from. Each week you can curate your personal menu and choose from 25 delicious recipes.

Pronto Plan – The widest variety of meat, fish, and produce. Recipes come together in 30 minutes or less! Starting at $11.66 per serving.

Family Plan – Picky-eater approved recipes with meat, fish, and seasonal produce. Includes 20 Minute Meal options. Starting at $9.99 per serving.

Veggie Plan – 100% vegetarian recipes with fresh, seasonal ingredients. Starting at $9.83 per serving.

Here’s a closer look at one of the recipes from this week’s HelloFresh Canada delivery…..

Portobello Mushroom Stew

As hearty and delicious as its meaty counterpart, this savoury stew is perfect for those chillier fall evenings. A finishing touch of zesty gremolata elevates this dish to a whole other level!

  • 2 unit Portobello Mushroom
  • 170 g Butternut Squash, cubes
  • 6 g Garlic
  • 113 g Mirepoix
  • 2 unit Vegetable Broth Concentrate
  • 2 tbsp Tomato Sauce
  • ½ tsp Dried Thyme
  • 28 g Walnuts, chopped
  • 1 unit Lemon
  • 7 g Parsley
  • 1 tbsp All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 tbsp Soy Sauce

1: Before starting, wash and dry all produce. Combine the squash, 1 tsp salt and enough water to cover (approximately 1-2 inches) in a medium pot. Cover and bring to a boil over high heat. Once boiling, reduce heat to medium-high. Simmer, uncovered, until squash is fork-tender, 18-20 min.

2: Trim the bottom 1/4-inch off the portobello stems, then cut the portobellos into 1/2-inch slices. Roughly chop the parsley. Zest, then juice half the lemon (1 whole lemon for 4 ppl). Finely chop the walnuts. Peel, then mince or grate the garlic.

3: Heat a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat. When hot, add 1 tbsp butter (dbl for 4 ppl), then the mirepoix. Cook, stirring occasionally, until veggies start to soften, 2-3 min. Add the garlic and portobellos. Cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, 3-4 min. Season with salt and pepper.

4: Stir the flour, thyme and tomato sauce in with the veggies. Cook, stirring often until veggies are coated, 1-2 min. Add the soy, veggie broth concentrate and 1 cup water (dbl for 4 ppl). Bring up to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low. Cook, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan, until the sauce thickens slightly, 4-5 min. Season with salt and pepper.

5: While the stew simmers, drain the squash well and return it to the same pot. Using a potato masher, mash in 2 tbsp butter (dbl for 4 ppl) until smooth. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside.Mix together the parsley, lemon zest, lemon juice, walnuts and 1 tbsp oil (dbl for 4ppl) in a small bowl . Season with salt and pepper. Set aside.

6: Divide the squash mash between plates. Top with the portobello stew. Dollop the walnut gremolata over top.

Portobello Mushroom Stew – Final Thoughts

I can’t even tell you how happy I was to see this mushroom stew on the HelloFresh Canada menu this past week. I’m hoping to see more Fall meals like this as we go forward, but for now let’s talk about this one specifically. It was easy to make and quick to prepare since two of the ingredients were chopped for me. It filled our house with the most amazing fall smells and it was oh-so-yummy. I wouldn’t say that it’s one of my favorite recipes from HelloFresh Canada but it was still pretty darn good. The walnut gremolata was a nice little touch and finished the dish off perfectly.

-AYOB Sarah

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